Ain't nuthin like ridin' a finehorse in a new country- Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove
Friday, March 7, 2014
Someone was Bad...
On our way up~
We'd planned to Ride! Lynn called early to tell me it was raining in Monroe. We had some sprinkles - but the sky was actually getting lighter! Clouds were lifting - so we met up at the Glass School parking area. Two small cars were taking up enough space for four rigs, so I pulled the nose of the Bronco right up to the nose of one of the small cars. The occupant was still inside & wisely decided to leave!
Day trying to clear off~
By the time we'd reached the Monument - there were still plenty of clouds, a cool breeze coming off the mountains - but really the nicest day we've had in a while. Farah was horrible... I'd hoped for a gear down today - since she'd had anesthetic for her teeth & the flu vaccine yesterday. But no - she's also cycling again - & was so high that I was off walking within the first mile. At one point she elevated totally off the ground - we were airborne & I was getting mad!
Farah looks at Lake McMurray
I told Lynn that I wanted to continue down the road that I'd taken a couple weeks ago & see how much farther it went. It went further than I'd thought & it actually looped down to the lower road that parallels the eastern boundary of the tree farm.
Road at the bottom~
I recognized where we were from another time I'd done some exploring
& knew that we'd have the big climb back to the top. Sophie was in
her best "work" mode - totally trying to ignore all the head tossing,
threats, etc. that Farah was throwing her way. We hit the start of the
climb at a trot. It didn't take Farah long to realize that if she
wanted to keep up, she had to Stop the antics & settle down to
business! We did some galloping too & once at the top, she was covered in sweat & even had some foam on her chest! Yes! Success!
After the bath~
By the time we got home, it was still warm enough & light enough that I decided to give her a bath & wash away all that sweat! Someone by now realized that maybe she should have conserved some of that energy - kicked back & enjoyed her bath. She did let Butch know, when he pulled in behind us, with the pout - that she'd been mistreated! :-)